Perfect Fried Chicken
60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
10 ingredients
4 servings
I have used this recipe for nearly 30 years. It's always turned out great for me. It's important to dry the chicken pieces after rinsing so that the flour/and or/batter will adhere to the chicken. After frying, it's important to drain the chicken well on brown paper bags, and to salt the chicken when first placed on the paper bags. Note: Peanut oil is the best type of oil to use for frying, as peanut oil has a higher smoking point of any other oils. That allows the chicken to cook at higher temperatures without burning.

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Serving Size (287.31 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 406.22 Calories from Fat 207.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.0g 141.54%
Saturated Fat 6.53g 130.59%
Trans Fat 0.18g %
Cholesterol 243.81mg 325.08%
Sodium 1333.04mg 222.17%
Total Carbohydrate 0.27g 0.36%
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g 1.61%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 49.48g 395.86%
Vitamin A 141.61IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 18.39mg% Iron 2.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
evaporated milk, unsifted all-purpose flour, corn flake crumbs, fresh ground black pepper